Sony Xperia S and SL to Receive New Firmware Update?

News   •   Aug 14, 2013 07:00 BST

Users of Sony Xperia S and SL have something new to keep them busy today. The tech giant is still keeping mum about it, but the buzz is strong that a new firmware update for both phone models is on its way out pretty soon.

The news on FW update 6.2.B.1.96 was allegedly leaked through a screenshot, and implied a retention of the Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2. Those who are keeping their fingers crossed for an upgrade to Android 4.2 will therefore have to wait a little while longer, so it seems.

If indeed true, it can spell some relief for users who have been complaining of certain bugs following the most recent Jelly Bean update for Xperia S and SL. Apart from that, word has it that the bugs concerning the volume and the 1080p video capture functions will finally be dealt with. It wouldn't hurt either if Sony threw out a couple more fixes that will address issues on performance as well as stability enhancements. 

The other juicy thing about this tidbit is that the new build will also be adding a new function to the Home Key: give it a good long press and you're off to Google New. 

Of course, considering the lack of any confirmation from Sony on the matter at this point in time, this clearly remains to be an item under the Rumor category. As it stands, folks awaiting news on this update still do not have an idea as to what the rest of the fixes will be present in the changelog. 

What is being strongly suggested, though, is that the update is expected to roll out sometime by the end of August. If that is true, then fans might very well expect to hear more about it in the next couple of weeks. 

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